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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery

Randolph's Battery

 
 
Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Battery E, 1st Rhode Island Artillery Monument
A diamond symbol for Third Corps is on the top of the monument. The artwork on the front shows crossed rammers and the state seal above a stack of cannon balls.
Inscription. (Front):
Battery E
Randolph's Battery
1. Lt. J.K. Bucklyn, Commanding.

(Right):
3 men killed
2 officers
and
24 men
wounded

(Right):
Battery E
1st. R.I. L.A.
Artillery
Brigade
3rd Corps
July 2, 1863.

 
Erected 1886 by State of Rhode Island.
 
Location. 39° 48.139′ N, 77° 14.965′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Emmitsburg Road (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the site of the Wentz House, across from the Sherfy Farm, in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 63rd Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artillery Brigade (about 300 feet away); Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Second Division (about 300 feet away); 68th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away); 73rd New York Infantry
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Left Side of Monument
(about 400 feet away); Third Corps (about 400 feet away); Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Peach Orchard. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battery E Monument. SIRIS entry for the monument. (Submitted on March 28, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
3. Right Side of Monument
Battery E Position image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
4. Battery E Position
One 12-pounder Napoleon, registry number 398 produced by Revere Copper of Boston, Massachusetts, represents the battery at this location. Blocks next to the road show another gun was present in this display at one time.
Bucklyn's Battery Fires on Barksdale's Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
5. Bucklyn's Battery Fires on Barksdale's Advance
Looking down the gun at the monument toward Seminary Ridge. Four of Bucklyn's guns deployed were the monument stands today. From this position, the gunners had a good field of fire against the advancing Mississippians. Two other guns from the battery deployed closer to the Sherfy house.
Detached Sections image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
6. Detached Sections
From a point north of the Sherfy House looking west at Seminary Ridge. A two gun section of Battery E (Bucklyn's), 1st Rhode Island deployed in this vicinity along with two guns of Battery C & F (Thompson's), Pennsylvania Light Artillery. The guns withdrew as the Confederate infantry pressed close.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 823 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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